Navigating a mall or a discount store involves many sights and sounds, which most people successfully ignore to a point. However, approximately five percent of the population has trouble ignoring sounds, sights, or other types of stimuli, experiencing a form of sensory processing disorder. When these situations create a sensory overload, it can be a challenge to cope. Both children and adults can struggle with sensory overload, especially in bustling places like stores and shopping centers.
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